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Week 3 WR Sleepers and Landmines

by , and • September 21, 2018

Each week, as we prepare to make some difficult lineup decisions, our team, which includes Rob Willette, Ryan McDowell, and Sal Leto, will bring you a few sleepers and landmines for each position. Our sleeper picks could be on your waiver wire or a low-priced DFS target or could simply be going overlooked this week. On the other hand, our landmine players are getting attention, too much attention. These are players we feel are being overvalued and overpriced and would avoid for this week.

SLEEPERS

Marquise Goodwin $5,600

The 49ers face the Chiefs porous defense this week and they should have top WR Marquise Goodwin back on the field after missing last week and the majority of the opener. With his top target out, QB Jimmy Garoppolo has not looked the same as he did at the end of last season. While the Kansas City offense has been amazing, their defense has been equally bad and we already know the Niners will have to throw the ball to stand any chance of keeping up with Patrick Mahomes and Co. Some might be afraid of Goodwin in his first game back, but this is a great chance to fire him up! – Ryan McDowell

Keelan Cole $5,900

Even before the season ending knee injury to Marquise Lee the whispers could be heard that Cole was the wide receiver to own in the Jags offense. Closing last year out with double digit point totals in weeks 13-16 it was easy to see why. Last week he exploded for 7-116-1 and made a one handed grab that will be on highlight reels all season. The Titans have allowed three wide receivers to total over 23 points in two games this season and you can expect the Jags to attack in the air with both Fournette and Yeldon limited in practices this week. – Sal Leto

Tyler Boyd $4,700

Written off as a bust after two nondescript seasons, Tyler Boyd has held off second year pro John Ross to be the clear number two receiver in Cincinnati. Fresh off a 6/91/1 dusting of the Ravens, Boyd gets to face an underwhelming Panther secondary which figures to shadow Julio Jones with James Bradberry. With 14 targets in two games, Boyd has established a nice floor and game script should be in his favor given the Panthers are home favorites. – Rob Willette

LANDMINES

Kenny Stills $5,800

The Dolphins veteran WR looked great in Week One, but the Dolphins are intent on playing slow down ball, running and allowing QB Ryan Tannehill to be a game-manager. Facing the Raiders, the Dolphins could get out to an early lead, which means even fewer opportunities for Stills and other receivers. Speaking of his teammates, we could finally see WR DeVante Parker back this week, which puts another dent in Stills’ upside. – Ryan McDowell

Corey Davis $6,100

Every thing was in place for Tennessee coming into the season. They had a nice win in last seasons playoffs and with a healthy Corey Davis to start the year the breakout was coming. The targets have been there 13 and 7 respectfully. But the totals of 62 and 55 yards have been modest. Very iffy that Mariota is healthy enough to come back this week and Gabbert up against that Jacksonville secondary does not bring warm fuzzy feelings to fantasy owners. There will be plenty of opportunities to use Davis but for this week I’d have him on the bench. – Sal Leto

Demaryius Thomas $6,700

Demaryius Thomas managed to turn 11 Week 2 targets into 18 measly yards. While it is tough to fade someone getting the volume DT is, it is a bit easier when you take into account the Broncos are traveling cross-country for an early start, Manny Sanders is en fuego, and Courtland Sutton continues to demand looks. After a series of drops Week 2, we may be seeing the twilight of DT’s career as he just does not look like the same player he was at his dominant peak. Even though Baltimore was ripped by Andy Dalton, Dalton’s YPA was only a modest 6.31 and the Ravens have the personnel to stifle this Denver offense. All signs point to a rather pedestrian afternoon from Thomas. – Rob Willette

 

Sal Leto (@LetoSal), Ryan McDowell (@RyanMc23), and Rob Willette (@RobWillette24) are freelance contributors for the SportsHub Games Network, Inc., Fanball’s parent company. Any advice or strategies provided by SportsHub contributors represent their personal opinions; they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of SportsHub Games Network and are not necessarily reflective of the strategies they may employ in their own lineups.